• Elizabeth Heineman



  • Constance A. Berman, Jeffrey L. Cox, James L. Giblin, Colin Gordon, Paul Greenough, Elizabeth Heineman (History/Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies), H. Glenn Penny, Leslie A. Schwalm (History/Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies), Katherine Tachau, Stephen Vlastos

Associate professors

  • Douglas Baynton (History/Communication Sciences and Disorders), Mariola Espinosa, Michel Gobat, Catherine Komisaruk, Tom Arne Midtrød, Michael E. Moore, Michaela Hoenicke Moore, Richard Tyler Priest (History/Geographical and Sustainability Sciences), Jacki Rand, Jennifer E. Sessions, Landon Storrs, Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Stephen Warren (History/American Studies)

Assistant professors

  • Mériam Belli, Shuang Chen, Alyssa Park


  • Kathleen Kamerick, Rosemary Moore (Classics/History), Michael Žmolek

Professors emeriti

  • R. David Arkush, T. Dwight Bozeman, Sarah Hanley, Ellis W. Hawley, Henry G. Horwitz, Linda K. Kerber, Jaroslaw Pelenski, Malcolm J. Rohrbough, David Schoenbaum, Alan B. Spitzer, H. Shelton Stromquist

Associate professor emeritus

  • Allen Steinberg
Undergraduate major: history (B.A.)
Undergraduate minors: history; Latina/o studies
Graduate degrees: M.A. in history; Ph.D. in history
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The Department of History's purpose is to increase knowledge of human experience and provide students with opportunities to gain information about and learn methods for understanding their world in light of its past. In addition to offering these essential elements of a liberal education, the department trains professional historians and teachers of history and serves those who require knowledge of a period or aspect of history as background for their own specialized interests in other fields.

Faculty and students in the department participate in many of the University's interdisciplinary departments and programs, including American studies, African American studies, ancient civilizations, Asian studies, international studies, Latin American studies, and gender, women's, and sexuality studies.

Undergraduate Programs of Study

  • Major in history (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Minor in history
  • Minor in Latina/o studies

Students who major in history work in a variety of positions in business, education, public service, advertising, and journalism after graduation. Many go on to graduate study in history, law, religion, library and information science, or social work.

History majors are encouraged to take courses in other fields that illuminate and expand the meaning of history courses and that introduce information and a variety of approaches to understanding how societies and cultures work.

For example, students majoring in history are encouraged to complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program foreign language requirement by choosing a language that fits their interests in history. The department's faculty members particularly encourage study abroad programs that complement students' foreign area interests. Majors also are encouraged to improve their writing and speaking skills.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in history requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 36 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The major is designed for students with a general interest in history. Requirements include an introductory course and a history portfolio in addition to a range of course work in history. Of the 36 s.h. in history courses required for the major, students must earn 30 s.h. in courses numbered 2050 or above.

College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement Program (APP) credit does not count toward the history major. Transfer work that is equivalent to University of Iowa course work may be accepted toward the major, but at least 18 s.h. of work for the major, including the introductory course, must be taken at The University of Iowa.

Undergraduate courses in history are divided into four areas: American history, European history, non-Western world history, and courses that have no specific area designation.

Students may count a maximum of 18 s.h. earned in American history courses (numbered 2200-2299, 3200-3299, and 4200-4299) toward the major.

Students also may count a maximum of 6 s.h. earned in the following courses toward the major. Courses on this list that are approved for General Education may be counted toward fulfillment of General Education Program requirements as well as toward requirements for the history major.

HIST:2401 (016:001) Western Civilization I3-4 s.h.
HIST:2402 (016:002) Western Civilization II3-4 s.h.
HIST:2403 (016:003) Western Civilization III3-4 s.h.
HIST:2602 (016:005) Civilizations of Asia: China3 s.h.
HIST:2604 (016:006) Civilizations of Asia: Japan3-4 s.h.
HIST:2606 (016:007) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4 s.h.
HIST:2609 (016:009) India Now! A Survey from Bollywood Films to Global Terror3-4 s.h.
HIST:2708 (016:008) Civilizations of Africa3 s.h.

The major in history requires the following course work.


Students enroll in the following course as soon as possible after declaring the major in history. Each section of the course covers a different area of history, as indicated by the section subtitle. The course includes assigned papers; students must include at least one of the papers in their history portfolio (see "Portfolio" below).

HIST:2151 (16W:051) Introduction to the History Major3 s.h.

In addition to completing HIST:2151 (16W:051), students must earn a minimum of 33 s.h. in history courses, including geographical area and era courses (American, European, non-Western world, and pre-1700 history). Students may count a maximum of 18 s.h. earned in American history courses toward the major.

Work for the major must include the following geographical area and era courses.

Two American history courses (numbered 2200-2299, 3200-3299, or 4200-4299) including at least one numbered 3000 or above6 s.h.
Two European history courses (numbered 2400-2499, 3400-3499, or 4400-4499) including at least one numbered 3000 or above6 s.h.
Two non-Western world history courses (numbered 2500-2899, 3500-3899, 4500-4999) including at least one numbered 3000 or above6 s.h.
One pre-1700 history course (see the following list)3 s.h.

A course taken to fulfill the pre-1700 history course requirement also may be counted toward the requirement in American, European, or non-Western world history.

These courses fulfill the pre-1700 history course requirement:

HIST:2401 (016:001) Western Civilization I3-4 s.h.
HIST:2402 (016:002) Western Civilization II3-4 s.h.
HIST:2461 (016:045) Middle East and Mediterranean: Alexander to Suleiman3 s.h.
HIST:2602 (016:005) Civilizations of Asia: China3 s.h.
HIST:2604 (016:006) Civilizations of Asia: Japan3-4 s.h.
HIST:2606 (016:007) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4 s.h.
HIST:3211 (16A:115) Native North America I: Precontact-17893 s.h.
HIST:3405 (16E:105) Engineering and Technology in the Ancient Mediterranean3 s.h.
HIST:3409 (16E:109) Medieval Civilization I3 s.h.
HIST:3410 (16E:110) Medieval Civilization II3 s.h.
HIST:4220 (16A:131) The Frontier in American History to 18403 s.h.
HIST:4270 (16A:161) Colonial North America, ca. 1600-17753 s.h.
HIST:4289 (16W:160) The Atlantic World c. 1450-18503 s.h.
HIST:4400 (16E:100) The Roman Empire3 s.h.
HIST:4401 (16E:101) Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East3 s.h.
HIST:4404 (16E:104) The World of Ancient Greece3 s.h.
HIST:4406 (16E:106) Warfare in Ancient Mediterranean Society3 s.h.
HIST:4407 (16E:107) The Hellenistic World and Rome3 s.h.
HIST:4411 (16E:113) Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe3 s.h.
HIST:4412 (16E:117) History of the Medieval Church3 s.h.
HIST:4417 (16E:111) Medieval Intellectual History 300-11503 s.h.
HIST:4418 (16E:112) Medieval Intellectual History 1150-15003 s.h.
HIST:4419 (16E:139) Ancient and Medieval Science3 s.h.
HIST:4423 (16E:116) Ireland in the Early Middle Ages3 s.h.
HIST:4426 (16E:119) Women, Power, and Society in Medieval Europe3 s.h.
HIST:4427 (16E:125) Society and Gender in Europe 1200-17893 s.h.
HIST:4431 (16E:131) Early Modern England3 s.h.
HIST:4510 (16W:111) Colonial Latin America3 s.h.
HIST:4610 (16W:172) Japan—Age of the Samurai3 s.h.
HIST:4710 (16W:120) Pre-Colonial African History3 s.h.
HIST:4724 (16W:124) Crossing the Indian Ocean3 s.h.
HIST:4910 (16E:120) The Book in the Middle Ages3 s.h.
HIST:4920 (16E:118) The Transition from Manuscript to Print3 s.h.

All history majors must complete a portfolio, enrolling in the following course during their final semester or summer session.

HIST:3193 (016:193) Undergraduate History Portfolio0 s.h.

The portfolio must include at least three graded papers written for history courses the student has completed; one of the papers should be from HIST:2151 (16W:051) Introduction to the History Major. The papers in the portfolio should show the development of the student's skills.

Students should submit their portfolios on the University of Iowa ICON page for HIST:3193 (016:193) early during the semester in which they plan to graduate.

B.A. with Teacher Licensure

History majors interested in earning licensure to teach in elementary and/or secondary schools must complete the College of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) in addition to the requirements for the major and all requirements for graduation. The TEP requires several College of Education courses and student teaching. Contact the Office of Education Services for details.

Students must satisfy all degree requirements and complete Teacher Education Program licensure before degree conferral.

Course work required for licensure to teach social studies in secondary schools includes a minimum of 15 s.h. in American history (numbered 2200-2299, 3200-3299, and 4200-4299); a minimum of 15 s.h. in non-U.S. history (numbered 2100-2199, 2400-2899, 3100-3199, 3400-3899, 4100-4199, and 4400-4999); and 15 s.h. in a related area outside of history chosen from economics, geography, anthropology, psychology, sociology, or American government. Courses taken as part of the history major, including HIST:2151 (16W:051) Introduction to the History Major, may be counted toward the 15 s.h. in American history and 15 s.h. in non-U.S. history required for certification.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan.

Before the fifth semester begins: three courses in the major, including HIST:2151 (16W:051) Introduction to the History Major

Before the seventh semester begins: four more courses in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: three more courses in the major and submission of the portfolio of written work to the student's advisor

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major (two courses), all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Honors in the Major

Students majoring in history have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. Departmental honors students must maintain a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33. Students write an honors thesis, which is an extended research paper (30-40 pages). They usually complete the thesis during the spring semester of their junior year or fall semester of their senior year. Research for the thesis is done under the supervision of a faculty member who specializes in the field that the student chooses for his or her research. Students register for 3 s.h. of HIST:3995 (016:091) Honors Seminar and HIST:3996 (016:092) Honors Thesis in each of two semesters. The 6 s.h. of credit counts toward the credit required for the history major.

In addition to honors in their majors, undergraduate students have a variety of opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

Minor: History

The minor in history requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in history courses, including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at The University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. All Department of History courses numbered 3000 or above plus HIST:2115 (016:085) History and Science of Oil and HIST:2195 (016:088) Making Historical Documentaries on the Internet are considered advanced for the minor.

Minor: Latina/o Studies

The minor in Latina/o studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h. Additionally, 12 s.h. of course work must be taken at The University of Iowa, with a maximum of 3 s.h. accepted as transfer credit from another institution. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. A maximum of 6 s.h. of work for another University of Iowa major, minor, or certificate may be counted toward the minor.

The minor in Latina/o studies requires the following course work.

Foundational course:

HIST:2280 (016:070) Introduction to Latina/o Studies3 s.h.

Historical and cultural approaches—at least 6 s.h. from these:

HIST:4216 (16A:112) Mexican American History3 s.h.
HIST:4217 (16A:113) Latina/o Immigration3 s.h.
POLI:3104 (030:108) Immigration Politics3 s.h.
SPAN:2040 (035:102) Spanish for Heritage Speakers3 s.h.
SPAN:2050 (035:108) Spanish in the U.S.3 s.h.
SPAN:3000 (035:139) Writing Skills for Heritage Speakers3 s.h.
SPAN:3020 (035:119) Journalistic Writing in Spanish3 s.h.
SPAN:3420 (035:143)/CL:3396 (218:196) Cuban American Literature and Culture3 s.h.
SPAN:3440 (035:135) Topics in Latino/a Literature and Culture3 s.h.
SPAN:4800 (035:190)/CINE:4690 (048:190) Chicano Cinema3 s.h.
SPAN:4940 (035:169) Journalistic Narrative3 s.h.

Comparative and transnational topics—at least 3 s.h. from these:

HIST:4221 (16A:132) The Frontier in American History 1840-Present3 s.h.
HIST:4334 (16W:134) Topics in American Borderlands History3 s.h.
ANTH:3111 (113:119)/GHS:3040 (152:119) Health in Mexico3 s.h.
ANTH:3142 (113:128) American Cultures3 s.h.
ENGL:3535 (008:133) Inter-American Studies3 s.h.


One course from the historical and cultural approaches list or the comparative and transnational topics list3 s.h.

Graduate Programs of Study

  • Master of Arts in history
  • Doctor of Philosophy in history

Graduate study in history prepares students for occupations such as high school or college teaching, publishing, commercial research, foundations and nongovernmental organizations, and government or other public service. With additional specialized training, students may become qualified for careers in archival work, library work, museum work, or historical site preparation and display. Some choose to pursue the joint Master of Arts/Juris Doctor program, which leads to degrees in both law and history (see the College of Law section of the Catalog for information about the J.D. degree).

Students interested in graduate work should obtain a copy of the current Guide to Graduate Study at The University of Iowa from the Department of History office. The guide is revised every summer to include the latest faculty listing, research interests of faculty members, detailed regulations on study toward advanced degrees, and other information for students.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts program in history requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit and is offered with two options: one for students who plan to work toward the Ph.D., the other for students who do not. The two plans differ mainly in their concentration in fields: the Ph.D. track emphasizes development of research capabilities culminating in the essay; the non-Ph.D. track stresses breadth of learning.

The M.A. with Ph.D. track requires completion of a research essay. Students must earn at least 24 s.h. of the minimum of 30 s.h. required for the degree in Department of History courses numbered 3000 or above, including at least two seminars, or one seminar and one readings course numbered 6000 or above. One seminar or readings course must be taken in each of the first two semesters of residence. Students must earn 12 s.h. in the area of their essay topic and at least 6 s.h. in a second division, including either a seminar or a readings course.

The essay in the major division must be based on original research and should be approximately 10,000 to 15,000 words long. It usually begins as a term paper for the seminar in the major division and is completed the following semester under the supervisor's guidance. The finished product should emulate the character of articles in learned journals, just as the Ph.D. dissertation takes the form of a full-length scholarly monograph.

Requirements for the M.A. with non-Ph.D. track are similar to those for the Ph.D. track program. Students must earn 24 s.h. of the minimum of 30 s.h. required for the degree in Department of History courses numbered 3000-4999 and 6000 or above. They earn 12 s.h. in one major division of history and must include at least one readings or seminar course. They earn an additional 12 s.h. in history by taking 6 s.h. in each of two other divisions of history, or by taking 6 s.h. in one other division of history plus 6 s.h. in a related department; the additional 12 s.h. in history must include at least one readings or seminar course.

After completing these requirements, or during the semester in which they will complete them, M.A. students must take an oral and written comprehensive examination in their major division.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program in history requires at least 72 s.h. of graduate credit, including credit for work done for the master's degree.

Students who earn the M.A. with research essay at Iowa are admitted to the Ph.D. program on the favorable recommendation of the examining committee. Students who earn an M.A. at another university must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College and the Department of History (see "Admission" below). They must submit a writing sample, such as a seminar paper or an M.A. thesis. They also must take a research seminar during their first two semesters in residence at Iowa.

Ph.D. students must complete at least eight graduate-level Department of History courses numbered 6000 or above, earning 3 or 4 s.h. of credit for each course. The courses must be research seminars (minimum of three) and graduate readings courses (minimum of five). At least five of the eight courses must be completed before the student takes the comprehensive examination. Courses taken at the M.A. level may be counted toward this requirement. The student also must take a graduate course in the philosophy of history, historiography, or methods of historical research.

The department has no general language requirement for the Ph.D., but the supervising faculty member may require the student to demonstrate a reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and proficiency in the use of other study tools. Students may not complete the comprehensive examination until these requirements have been met.

The comprehensive written and oral examination covers three distinct fields. Two of the fields must be in a major division chosen from the following divisions.

Europe, early modern
Europe, modern
Latin America
Medieval Europe
Russia and the former Soviet Union
The ancient world
The Middle East
The United States

Students may construct another field, subject to approval by the comprehensive exam committee.

The third field must be a division outside the student's major division or a field from a related department outside history. The committee may define and delimit the individual fields for examination. It also may set, separately for each field, the character of the written portion of the comprehensive examination, which may take the form of a syllabus, a critical bibliography, a topical paper, or any other form or combination of forms that the committee deems suitable. The oral portion of the comprehensive examination focuses on issues and problems arising from the examination papers.

The candidate must submit to the dissertation committee a written prospectus for the dissertation no later than the semester following completion of the comprehensive exams. The committee consists of at least five members, including at least one member from outside the department. It considers the prospectus and may approve it, reject it, or require its revision. When the dissertation is completed in final form, the committee administers the final examination for the doctorate, a formal oral defense of the dissertation that usually lasts two hours.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog.

Applicants must submit academic transcripts and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores. They also must submit examples of original writing to the history department, such as a term paper, a seminar paper, an honors thesis, or a master's essay (applicants to the Ph.D. program); letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the student's past academic work; and a one- or two-page personal statement of the applicant's purpose for doing graduate work. All application materials are due by January 15 for entry the following August.


University of Iowa Libraries has unusual strength in all aspects of U.S. history. The Main Library houses the Henry A. Wallace papers and related collections, the Iowa Women's Archives, and other unique materials. In European history, special strengths include the fine collections of French and English materials. The State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch also hold valuable research materials.


Many Department of History courses are approved for the CLAS General Education Program. Look for courses with prefix HIST under "Historical Perspectives," "International and Global Issues," and "Values, Society, and Diversity" in the General Education Program section of the Catalog. History courses approved for General Education may not be taken pass/nonpass, even when they are taken as electives.

History majors should take HIST:2151 (16W:051) Introduction to the History Major during their sophomore year or the first semester after they declare the major.

Department of History courses numbered below 6000 are open to first-year students who already have fulfilled the General Education Program Historical Perspectives requirement.

Courses numbered 6000 or above are offered as occasion demands.

Lower-Level Undergraduate

HIST:1000 (016:049) First-Year Seminar1-2 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Requirements: first‑ or second‑semester standing.
HIST:1002 (016:020) Issues in Medieval Society3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:1004 (016:012) Issues in Human History: Communities and Society in History3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:1006 (016:022) Issues: Nature and Society in Historical Perspective3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:1008 (016:023) Issues in European Politics and Society3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:1010 (016:015) Issues in Human History: Gender in Historical Perspective3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:1012 (016:014) Issues in Human History: Europe's Expansion Overseas3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:1014 (016:017) Issues: Twentieth-Century Crisis3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:1016 (016:011) Issues in Human History: The Vietnam War in Historical Perspective3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues.
HIST:1040 (016:040) Perspectives: Diversity in American History3 s.h.
People, cultures, behaviors, and values that have shaped American society and its past. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
HIST:1130 (016:031) Introduction to Islamic Civilization3 s.h.
Major areas of Islamic religious tradition: Qur'an, traditions of the Prophet, development and character of Islamic law, theology. GE: International and Global Issues; Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as RELS:1130 (032:030).
HIST:1225 (016:035) Medieval Religion and Culture3 s.h.
Religion in Europe from classical antiquity to dawn of the Reformation; the religious element in traditions such as art, architecture, literature. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as RELS:1225 (032:025).
HIST:1250 (016:036) Modern Religion and Culture3 s.h.
European and American religious life from Renaissance to 21st century; focus on specific themes, such as secularism, regionalism, pluralism. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as RELS:1250 (032:026).
HIST:2050 (16E:058) Liturgy and Devotion in Christian Tradition3 s.h.
Liturgical traditions and devotional practices in western Christianity; Medieval Christian tradition, changes in liturgy and devotion that occurred with reformations of the 16th and 17th centuries; overview of modern developments. Same as RELS:2050 (032:058).
HIST:2115 (016:085) History and Science of Oil3 s.h.
History, politics, and science of oil and oil industry. Same as ENVS:2115 (159:015), EES:2115 (012:015), GEOG:2115 (044:016).
HIST:2151 (16W:051) Introduction to the History Major3 s.h.
Requirements: history major.
HIST:2195 (016:088) Making Historical Documentaries on the Internet4 s.h.
Use of New Media software in research, presentation, and instruction; includes HTML editors (Dreamweaver), wikis (Confluence), blogs (WordPress), collaborative mark‑up programs (CommentPress), graphics editors (Illustrator), map editors (MapPoint, ArcView), photographic editors (Photoshop), audio editors (Garage Band, Soundbooth, Audio Hijack Pro), video editors (iMovie, Premiere Pro, Photo‑To‑Movie), and animation editors (Flash); projects.
HIST:2280 (016:070) Introduction to Latina/o Studies3 s.h.
Introduction to field of Latina/o studies through interdisciplinary readings from literature, history, sociology, political science, urban studies, and anthropology; commonalities and differences among long‑standing Latina/o populations (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans); challenges faced by newer arrivals (Dominican Americans, Salvadoran Americans, Guatemalan Americans, Central and South American immigrants).
HIST:2401 (016:001) Western Civilization I3-4 s.h.
Ancient and medieval. GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:2402 (016:002) Western Civilization II3-4 s.h.
Early modern world. GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:2403 (016:003) Western Civilization III3-4 s.h.
The modern world. GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues.
HIST:2461 (016:045) Middle East and Mediterranean: Alexander to Suleiman3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as CLSA:2461 (20E:071), RELS:2361 (032:061).
HIST:2462 (016:046) Middle East and Mediterranean: Saladin to Napoleon3 s.h.
Complement to HIST:2461 (016:045); Mediterranean world from the age of Saladin (12th century) to Napoleon (early 19th century); history and imaginaries of the relationship between Europe and the Middle East.
HIST:2602 (016:005) Civilizations of Asia: China3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues. Same as ASIA:2602 (039:055).
HIST:2604 (016:006) Civilizations of Asia: Japan3-4 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues. Same as ASIA:2604 (039:056).
HIST:2606 (016:007) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues. Same as ASIA:2606 (039:057).
HIST:2607 (016:004) Civilizations of Asia: Korea3-4 s.h.
Introduction to Korean history and culture; how meanings of "Korea" and "Koreans" changed from ancient times to present; relevant issues of politics, society, and culture; events that shaped ancient Korean states—Koryô state (918‑1392), the Chosôn dynasty (1392‑1910), Japanese colonization (1910‑1945), and the two Koreas (1945‑present); how present perspectives on Korea have influenced understandings of its past. GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues.
HIST:2609 (016:009) India Now! A Survey from Bollywood Films to Global Terror3-4 s.h.
Experience of change on adaptations made by India to global conditions in the last 50 years, and on contemporary Indian contributions to global conditions and culture; India environmentalism, Bollywood films and world music, celebrity culture and Nobel prizes, Gandhian activism, economic performance, the explosion of cricket, the place of English language, social movements among women and Untouchables, the Indian diaspora abroad, internal dissent, and the Indian war on terror. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
HIST:2687 (16W:087) Perspectives on Korea3 s.h.
History of Korea from earliest times to present; changing meanings of Korea and Koreans; relevant issues of politics, society, and culture; events that shaped ancient Korean kingdoms, the Choson dynasty (1392‑1910), Japanese occupation, and divided Korean peninsula; how present perspectives on Korea have influenced understandings of its past; placement of Korea within a regional and global context to examine Korea's relationship with the world. Same as ASIA:2887 (039:087).
HIST:2708 (016:008) Civilizations of Africa3 s.h.
Introduction to the study of Africa; brief survey of African history; aspects of modern African life, including political and social issues, economic and health problems (including HIV‑AIDS); classroom discussion of selected African films shown in class and selected African novels included in course reading. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.

Upper-Level Undergraduate and Graduate

HIST:3101 (016:089) History Internship3-6 s.h.
Internship involving historical work. Requirements: consent of director of undergraduate studies and Pomerantz Career Center.
HIST:3191 (016:090) Individual Study: Undergraduatearr.
HIST:3255 (016:082) The World Since 19453 s.h.
GE: International and Global Issues.
HIST:3385 (16E:085) Early Modern Catholicism3 s.h.
Same as RELS:3385 (032:085).
HIST:3995 (016:091) Honors Seminar0-3 s.h.
HIST:3996 (016:092) Honors Thesis3 s.h.
Individual research and writing under supervision of faculty member; occasional group sessions with other students in the course.
HIST:4148 (016:148) Global History as Local History: European Immigration in Iowa3-4 s.h.
Opportunity to use skills developed in other courses to pursue global history locally; waves of immigration that flowed across Iowa during 19th century; ways in which national and international shifts in economics and geopolitics affected this population and state from mid‑19th century through World War II; research project based on a local community of student's choice; capstone course. Recommendations: junior or senior standing.

World and General History, Upper-Level Undergraduate and Graduate

HIST:3115 (016:115) Policy Matters: Perspective on Contemporary Problems3 s.h.
Public policy issues in scholarly perspective; UI experts provide background introduction to weekly issues; presentations of new policy initiatives, roundtable on policy options; panels representing local, state, and national options and experience involving policy practitioners, legislators, and advocates. Same as POLI:3119 (030:129).
HIST:3126 (016:126) History of Globalization3 s.h.
Broad overview of globalization in modern world history; focus on evolution of international business, world economy, interstate system, and cultural interchange in 19th and 20th centuries; long‑distance trade and exchange; global economy under British Empire; globalization after 1945 following a 30‑year period of nationalism, war, and depression; global market integration in late 20th century under American supremacy.
HIST:3140 (16W:168) Cooperation in World History3 s.h.
Origins and role of human cooperation in world history, from human evolution to present; basic evolutionary theory, origins of humans, character of human nature, emergence of human cooperation, human cooperation in comparative zoological perspective; evolution of cooperative institutions such as family, tribe, market, state, mass religion, science, Internet.
HIST:3143 (016:143) International Politics: The History of the Present3-4 s.h.
Historical approach to international relations; comprehensive overview of key developments and concepts in history of international politics.
HIST:3145 (16W:155) Europe and the U.S. in the Twentieth Century3 s.h.
United States‑European transatlantic relationship over 20th century in historical perspective; sense of common heritage transformed into program of political purpose; alliances in defense of a shared civilization (the West) challenged by nations and ideologies from Wilhelmine Empire to Nazi Germany and from U.S.S.R. to Islamist groups; reluctant American involvement in Europe, East European claims of inclusion, mutual frustrations and suspicions, differences in interpreting shared tradition; diverging concepts of security, legitimacy, sovereignty, and history lessons underscored by U.S. role as sole superpower and European Union experiment in integration.
HIST:3157 (016:157) Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights3 s.h.
History of gender and sexuality as components in international human rights activism and law; current debates, representative topics. Same as GWSS:3157 (131:157).
HIST:3190 (016:192) Traditions of Religious Reform3 s.h.
Same as RELS:3190 (032:192).
HIST:3193 (016:193) Undergraduate History Portfolio0 s.h.
Submission of required history portfolio. Requirements: history major and senior standing.
HIST:4100 (016:100) Historical Background of Contemporary Issuesarr.
HIST:4101 (016:101) History of Human Rights3 s.h.
Survey of human rights literature, authored by historian Kenneth Cmiel; examination of legal‑philosophical origins and changing meanings of human rights, human rights activism and social justice movements, creation of international human rights organizations and law; study of historically significant and unremembered cases of human rights violations; consideration of the question posed by Professor Cmiel: What, if anything, has been accomplished in the name of universal rights?
HIST:4105 (16W:105) World Events in Historical Context3 s.h.
Examination of current international news stories and their historical background; daily reading of The New York Times international news section and online international news stories in U.S. and international news outlets; creating informed world citizens.
HIST:4107 (16W:167) World History I3-4 s.h.
World history from antiquity to 16th century; political, economic, and environmental forces contributing to social transformations.
HIST:4109 (16W:169) World History II3-4 s.h.
World history from 16th century to globalization; colonialism, capitalism, and industrialization as forces of global social transformation.
HIST:4125 (016:144) War and Peace in the Twentieth Century3 s.h.
HIST:4130 (016:120) Museum Literacy and Historical Memory3 s.h.
Concepts and methods for understanding the role of museums in shaping knowledge and collective memory of history; institutionally based exhibits and collections, historical markers and public monuments, public holidays and events, media and artistic works that interpret the past; how events, people, and civic ambitions are memorialized and how memories of them are shaped; appearance of museums and related practices in the non‑Western world after 1850. Same as MUSM:4130 (024:115).
HIST:4131 (016:127) Origins of Western Science3 s.h.
Exploration of philosophical, cultural and religious factors behind birth and growth of natural philosophy (science) from prehistory to High Middle Ages. Prerequisites: HIST:2401 (016:001) or HIST:2402 (016:002) or HIST:2403 (016:003). Recommendations: junior or senior standing.
HIST:4133 (016:130) The Rise of Modern Science3 s.h.
Natural philosophy and science from Italian Renaissance through Scientific Revolution and into modern era, up to and potentially including the 20th century; scientific ideas, cultural and institutional contexts of science. Recommendations: junior or senior standing, and HIST:2401 (016:001) or HIST:2402 (016:002) or HIST:2403 (016:003).
HIST:4135 (016:135) History of Medicine in Film3 s.h.
Examination of how American films depicted physicians and health care from the 1930s to the present; attention to what popular films tell us about cultural images of physicians and medicine in American society. Requirements: honors standing.
HIST:4145 (016:185) The Internet in Historical Context3 s.h.
History of media technologies (e.g., speech, writing, print, A/V devices, the Internet) from the evolution of speech to the present; ways in which technologies molded social groups and guided beliefs; impact of the Internet on contemporary society and culture.
HIST:4146 (016:186) The History of Warfare3 s.h.
World military history from evolution of human kind to present; development of weapons, tactics, and strategies.
HIST:4160 (16W:137) History of Public Health3 s.h.
State‑endorsed measures to avert or control disease in society. Same as GHS:4160 (152:137).
HIST:4162 (16W:138) History of Global Health3 s.h.
Foremost problems of health and disease in colonial and postcolonial societies; topical approach. Same as GHS:4162 (152:138).
HIST:4176 (16W:183) Vietnam War on Film3-4 s.h.
HIST:4289 (16W:160) The Atlantic World c. 1450-18503 s.h.
Interactions between peoples of Europe, Africa, and the Americas between the 15th and mid‑19th centuries, interconnected system of exchange that defied national and imperial boundaries; encounters between Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans in different parts of the Americas; forced and voluntary resettlement of Africans and Europeans overseas; development of plantation slave societies; biological consequences of transatlantic contact; circulation of people, goods, and ideas; development of creole societies; era of revolutions; abolition of slavery. Same as AINS:4289 (149:160).
HIST:4334 (16W:134) Topics in American Borderlands History3 s.h.
Broad historical overview of the American Borderlands, a region that has been the site of conflict, cultural exchange, and economic interdependence.
HIST:4501 (16W:106) Society and Revolution in Cuba3 s.h.
Cuban society and revolutionary movements since the late colonial period, including the years since 1959.
HIST:4502 (16W:107) History of Mexico3 s.h.
Mexican history since the eve of the Spanish invasion, with focus on the national period; may include ethnic groups, conquest and demographic disaster, native survival, labor and migration, social protest and rebellions, nationhood, regional differences, religions, popular culture, economic growth and distribution, state building, international relations; survey. Same as AINS:4502 (149:107).
HIST:4504 (16W:109) Latin American Studies Seminar3 s.h.
Interdisciplinary approach. Taught in English. Recommendations: Spanish or Portuguese sufficient for background readings. Same as ANTH:4700 (113:132), SPAN:4900 (035:176), PORT:4700 (038:176), LAS:4700 (130:176), CL:4700 (218:153).
HIST:4505 (16W:110) Topics in Latin American History3 s.h.
HIST:4508 (16W:108) Medicine and Public Health in Latin America, 1820-20003 s.h.
Survey of major topics in modern Latin American history in relation to development of medicine and public health. Same as GHS:4508 (152:109).
HIST:4510 (16W:111) Colonial Latin America3 s.h.
Cultural, institutional continuity from 16th century to independence.
HIST:4515 (16W:112) Introduction to Modern Latin America3 s.h.
Cultural, institutional continuity from independence to present.
HIST:4520 (16W:114) Latin America and the U.S.: The Historical Perspective3 s.h.
HIST:4525 (16W:115) Latin American Revolution3 s.h.
HIST:4526 (16W:116) Dictatorships of Latin America3 s.h.
Dictatorships, truth commissions, politics of memory in modern Latin America; the political and socio‑economic origins of authoritarian regimes as well as their forms of rule, sources of support, uses of violence, and eventual downfall; the experience of specific sectors of society under authoritarian regimes, forms of resistance to authoritarianism, memories of terror, efforts to forge peace and justice in the aftermath of horror; includes personal testimony, film, human rights, reports, historical studies.
HIST:4605 (16W:140) Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia2-4 s.h.
South Asia's long‑term success lengthening lives and stopping disease, weighed against its continuing burden of infection, violence, pollution, and class‑based suffering. Same as GHS:4605 (152:140).
HIST:4610 (16W:172) Japan—Age of the Samurai3 s.h.
Society, culture, and politics of feudal Japan; social class, gender, norms, and political and economic developments explored through cinema and literature. Same as JPNS:4610 (39J:172).
HIST:4615 (16W:173) Modern Japan3 s.h.
Political, social, and cultural developments of Japanese feudalism; feature films, fiction. Same as JPNS:4615 (39J:173).
HIST:4617 (16W:174) History, Memory, and Pacific War3 s.h.
Contemporary meanings of the Pacific War in collective memory of Americans and Japanese.
HIST:4620 (16W:175) Japan-US Relations3 s.h.
Political, social, economic, and cultural developments in Japan mid‑19th to late‑20th century. Same as JPNS:4620 (39J:175).
HIST:4640 (16W:194) Imperialism and Modern India3 s.h.
Introduction to the political, economic, social, and cultural history of India from 1700 to present; historically India included the territories of present‑day Pakistan and Bangladesh; at present India extends through diasporic Indian communities to East Africa, North America, Europe, and the Caribbean.
HIST:4650 (16W:197) Chinese History from 1600 to 19273 s.h.
Chinese history from the 17th to early 20th century, history of the Qing dynasty (1644‑1911); Qing's role in shaping aspects of today's politics in China and the mentality of Chinese people; foundation of Manchu state in early 17th century, Ming‑Qing transition in 1644, politics and society during the high Qing era, decline of the empire under foreign invasion and inner rebellions in the 19th century, collapse of the dynasty in 1911. Same as ASIA:4657 (039:197).
HIST:4655 (16W:198) China Since 19273 s.h.
Communist revolution from 1920s to founding of People's Republic of China in 1949; Mao Zedong's radical policies, Cultural Revolution; Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms; China today. GE: International and Global Issues. Same as ASIA:4655 (039:196).
HIST:4666 (16W:178) Topics in Asian History3 s.h.
Same as ASIA:4166 (039:175).
HIST:4685 (16W:185) Modern Korean History3 s.h.
Transformation of Choson Korea to North and South Koreas; local, regional, and global transformations in Korea from the late 19th century to present, including the severing of its historic ties with China; encounters with the West and Japan; new ideas of civilization and political community; the erasure of Choson as a country in 1910; the colonial experience; civil war; industrialization; creation of North Korea; democratic movement in South Korea and spread of diasporic communities abroad; Korean peninsula as a laboratory for analyzing compressed communist and capitalist modernities of the 20th century.
HIST:4710 (16W:120) Pre-Colonial African History3 s.h.
Africa to 1880; oral tradition, other sources; political development, ecological change, slavery and slave trade. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as AFAM:4310 (129:163).
HIST:4715 (16W:121) African History Since 18803 s.h.
Africa in colonial, post‑colonial period; economics, political structures of colonialism; social change, political life in the 20th century. GE: International and Global Issues. Same as AFAM:4715 (129:164).
HIST:4723 (16W:123) Slavery, Gender, and Identity in East Africa3 s.h.
Forms of slavery in East African societies; focus on 18th to 20th centuries; primary source readings (i.e., life histories of former slaves); slavery outside the United States; women as important historical actors;  processes of enslavement; integration of slaves into East African societies; and perpetuation of social and economic ties between former masters and slaves into the present.
HIST:4724 (16W:124) Crossing the Indian Ocean2-3 s.h.
Transnational history of Western Indian Ocean; explore cultural and economic networks in the Indian Ocean World; how Islam and colonization are common experiences of peoples in this region; Indian Ocean World historical diversity; analytical concepts such as migration, Islam, globalization.
HIST:4725 (16W:125) Women and Gender in African History3 s.h.
Importance of female agency in African history; African women's history in historiographical framework of women's history, challenges historians face in exploring African women's past; varied sources (e.g., novels, films, court records) from sub‑Saharan Africa, urban and rural settings; current literature on African women, African women's experiences in a comparative context. Same as GWSS:4725 (131:125).
HIST:4728 (16W:128) Identity, Trade, and Diaspora3 s.h.
Identity of Swahili people on East African coast; trade networks and diaspora in Arabia and Persian Gulf over the centuries; Swahili civilization marked by urbanity, literacy, Islam, and cosmopolitanism; how scholars' views have changed (scholars originally could not reconcile their conception of Africa, the Dark Continent, with characteristics of this sophisticated culture). Same as SWAH:4000 (211:124).
HIST:4730 (16W:126) Slavery, Jihads, and Saints in Islamic Africa3 s.h.
Islamization of sub‑Saharan Africa; source material on Islam in sub‑Saharan Africa; jihad; slavery; colonial rule; Muslim women; Muslim minorities.
HIST:4810 (16W:152) History of the Modern Middle East3 s.h.
HIST:4815 (16W:153) Topics in the Modern Middle East3 s.h.

American History, Lower-Level Undergraduate

HIST:2261 (16A:061) American History 1492-18773 s.h.
Discovery through Civil War, Reconstruction; emphasis on social history of colonial era and social, economic, political developments of Revolutionary, antebellum periods.
HIST:2262 (16A:062) American History 1877-Present3 s.h.
Emphasis on social, political developments of Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Great Depression; the United States as a world power.
HIST:2265 (16A:065) Introduction to African American History3 s.h.
GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as AFAM:2265 (129:065).
HIST:2266 (16A:066) Civil War and Reconstruction3 s.h.
HIST:2288 (16A:069) Introduction to Mexican American History3 s.h.
Introduction to major themes in Mexican American history from the 18th century to the present; settlement of Mexico's Far North by Spanish Mexican residents, their incorporation into the United States after a war of conquest, and the growth of Mexican Americans into the nation's largest Latino group.
HIST:2290 (16A:087) Food and Culture in Indian Country3 s.h.
Native Americans as original farmers of 46% of the world's table vegetables; examination of food as a cultural artifact (e.g., chocolate, tobacco); food as a primary way in which human beings express their identities; environmental, material, and linguistic differences that shape unique food cultures among Native peoples across the Western Hemisphere; close analysis of indigenous foods, rituals, and gender roles associated with them; how colonization transformed Native American, European, and African American cultures. Same as AINS:2290 (149:087), AMST:2290 (045:087).

American History, Upper-Level Undergraduate and Graduate

HIST:3002 (16A:110) Introduction to American Indian History and Policy3 s.h.
Same as AINS:3002 (149:102).
HIST:3105 (16A:105) International Events in Historical Context3 s.h.
Current world events in themselves and as they enter into 2012 U.S. elections; daily readings of the New York Times; selective utilization of other news media, including daily newspapers (Wall Street Journal, Washington Post), major foreign newspapers, periodicals (Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy), and electronic news media, including network and cable television news programs; gain understanding of the historical background of world events and how these events shape U.S. party politics.
HIST:3211 (16A:115) Native North America I: Precontact-17893 s.h.
Same as AINS:3211 (149:115).
HIST:3212 (16A:116) Native North America II: 1789-Present3 s.h.
Same as AINS:3212 (149:116).
HIST:3219 (16A:119) Indian Wars: History and Poetics of Violence in the United States3 s.h.
Cultural role of frontier violence, real and imagined, in settler society formations; use of historical accounts, art, literature, museum exhibitions, film, captivity tales, and discursive modes; historical and contemporary portrayals of Indian and settler violence, how these representations functioned, and how imagined violence compared to actual incidents of violence; exploration of violence involving other subalterns that speak to perceptions of the U.S. as a violent nation, often portrayed as a nation of laws; whether these competing legacies can be reconciled.
HIST:3230 (16A:130) American Environmental History3 s.h.
Introduction to environmental change in American history; human‑nature interactions from colonial period to recent past; food and agriculture, industrial technologies and transportation, energy production and consumption, urbanization and sprawl, public lands and public works, environmental politics and law, toxic pollution and health, natural disasters, climate change.
HIST:3254 (16A:154) Sexuality in the United States3 s.h.
Same as GWSS:3154 (131:158).
HIST:3360 (16A:144) American Economic History3 s.h.
Requirements: ECON:1100 (06E:001) and ECON:1200 (06E:002) for economics majors; ECON:1100 (06E:001) and HIST:2261 (16A:061) for nonmajors. Same as ECON:3250 (06E:158).
HIST:4201 (16A:104) History of the American Deaf Community3-4 s.h.
Creation of a distinct language and culture of deaf people in America during the 19th and 20th centuries. Taught in English and/or American Sign Language. Requirements: or 4 s.h. option - concurrent enrollment in ASL:2002 (158:014), if not taken as a prerequisite. Same as ASL:4201 (158:100).
HIST:4202 (16A:102) Society and Health Care in American History3 s.h.
Social and cultural history of health care in the United States from colonial period; social relationships between care providers and patients, disease theories and therapeutic procedures, historical understandings of ethics and health care frameworks.
HIST:4203 (16A:106) Disability in American History3 s.h.
HIST:4205 (16A:107) American Cultural History 1820-19203 s.h.
Culture as contested terrain; creation of cultural hierarchy (high and popular culture); struggles over the cultural construction of meaning; competing stories of America; advent and significance of mass culture.
HIST:4209 (16A:117) U.S. Indian Policy in the American Indian Family3 s.h.
HIST:4216 (16A:112) Mexican American History3 s.h.
Survey of Chicana/o (Mexican American) history from 18th century to present; Mexican American society's diverse nature, explored through class, ethnic, gender, and regional divisions. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
HIST:4217 (16A:113) Latina/o Immigration3 s.h.
Immigration experiences of people arriving in the United States from other regions of the Americas (e.g., Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America); what has fueled immigration—social, political, and economic developments in the United States and other nations; territorial conquest, colonialism, real and imagined borders, chain migration, formation of immigrant communities, acculturation, circular migration, social networks; how migration restructures gender relations; immigrant communities and pan‑Latino identity in the United States.
HIST:4220 (16A:131) The Frontier in American History to 18403 s.h.
HIST:4221 (16A:132) The Frontier in American History 1840-Present3 s.h.
HIST:4228 (16A:129) Cold War America3 s.h.
Key historical developments of the Cold War; examination of how the war shaped ideological, political, economic, and cultural aspects of American society.
HIST:4229 (16A:150) The United States as Empire3 s.h.
The U.S. rise to world power; continental empire‑building in the 19th century; industrial, military and colonial power in the early 20th century; global hegemony from the mid‑20th century to the present; white settler colonialism; overseas rule of Philippines and Puerto Rico; cultural Americanization; Cold War interventionism; post‑9/11 unilateralism; meanings of American exceptionalism, intersections of U.S. nationalism with race and gender, remaking of domestic U.S. society within a changing global and imperial context.
HIST:4230 (16A:155) The Political Culture of U.S. Foreign Policy3 s.h.
Political culture of U.S. foreign policy in historical perspective; connections and interactions between the domestic scene and international realities, from time of manifest destiny to national security state; domestic foundations of American power and its projection abroad, including constitutional framework, economic developments, rise of the state, role of media, public opinion, civilian‑military relations; concepts of race, ethnic identifications, and religious and political beliefs have shaped understandings of patriotism, national interest, international responsibility; great debates in which American national identity and purpose are renegotiated.
HIST:4231 (16A:151) United States in World Affairs to 19003 s.h.
Origins of modern diplomatic practices; security, territorial and commercial expansion; legal, constitutional problems.
HIST:4232 (16A:152) United States in World Affairs3-4 s.h.
America's emergence as leader in world affairs; imperialism, international collaboration, participation in world wars, the Cold War.
HIST:4234 (16A:149) Transnational America 1880-1939arr.
The United States as a society increasingly embedded in global history during the late 19th‑ and early 20th‑centuries; approaches for thinking about history in transnational ways; intensification of European, Asian, and Latin American immigration; cross‑national dimensions of American reform; emergence of diasporic social movements; international scale of the corporate state; politics of colonialism and world war.
HIST:4236 (16A:156) Major Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy3 s.h.
Continuation of HIST:4232 (16A:152); select themes in the history of U.S. foreign policy studied in greater detail; examination of major conflicts (i.e., World War Two, the Cold War or the Vietnam War, and recent engagements in the Middle East), drawing from a wide range of primary sources, film material, and secondary material.
HIST:4241 (16A:122) Varieties of American Religion3 s.h.
Examination of varied 20th‑ and 21st‑century American religious individuals and groups; understand and analyze unique communities. Same as RELS:4741 (032:141).
HIST:4245 (16A:139) The Social History of American Baseball3 s.h.
History of baseball in the United States from its beginnings as a working‑class recreation through the present; history of the game and the people who have played it, how the history of American society is viewed through the lens of baseball, how the game has contributed to social change; social class, race, urbanization, crime and political corruption, public health, big business and professionalism, spectatorship, entertainment and mass culture, national mythology, the exercise of legitimate authority (umpires!).
HIST:4249 (16A:137) History of Iowa3 s.h.
HIST:4250 (16A:141) Work and Society in Industrializing America3 s.h.
Industrialization, formation of an American working class; changing patterns of labor organization, strike activity, politics; impact of ethnic, racial, gender divisions on working class communities, culture.
HIST:4252 (16A:142) American Labor in the Twentieth Century3-4 s.h.
Competing philosophies and organizational strategies of workers in a maturing industrial economy; impact of world wars and Great Depression on American workers and their unions; rise of service sector, deindustrialization.
HIST:4254 (16A:146) Immigrant America 1845-19253 s.h.
Era of mass immigration in world context; formation, organization of immigrant communities; diverse processes of adaptation, assimilation; rural, urban contrasts; coercive Americanization, immigration restriction.
HIST:4255 (16A:165) The Gilded Age in America3 s.h.
Emergence of industrial, urban America, from Civil War through 1890s; emphasis on social, political developments.
HIST:4256 (16A:166) The Progressive Era in America3 s.h.
Protest and reform, imperialism, World War I, from 1890s to 1920.
HIST:4260 (16A:180) The Sixties in America3 s.h.
The 1960s as a moment in American politics and culture, pivotal and romanticized; major events and conflicts, including the election and assassination of President Kennedy, LBJ and the Great Society, civil rights movement and Black Power, counterculture and the urban crisis, sexual revolution and second wave feminism, anti‑war protest and silent majority; changing conceptions of the sixties and development of a fresh interpretation.
HIST:4264 (16A:153) U.S.A. in a World at War 1931-19453 s.h.
Significance of World War II to the United States.
HIST:4266 (16A:167) The New Deal: Political Response to Economic Crisis in the United States, 1920-19403 s.h.
United States between the wars; emphasis on New Era system, impact of the Great Depression and response by the Hoover administration, the New Deal.
HIST:4268 (16A:168) The Contemporary U.S. 1940-Present3 s.h.
United States as a global power; emphasis on World War II and Cold War, recent patterns of social and economic change, politics of 1950s, 1960s.
HIST:4270 (16A:161) Colonial North America, ca. 1600-17753 s.h.
Introduction to major themes in colonial American history prior to the American Revolution. Same as AINS:4270 (149:161).
HIST:4271 (16A:162) American Revolutionary Period 1740-17893 s.h.
Political, military history of colonies 1754‑1776; imperial upheaval; building a new nation; creation of federal system.
HIST:4272 (16A:163) Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-18153 s.h.
Overview of major issues in Native American history during the period of European Imperialism in North America. Recommendations: junior or senior standing. Same as AINS:4272 (149:163).
HIST:4273 (16A:159) War and Violence in Early American Societies and Culture3 s.h.
Introduction to role of warfare and violence in shaping early American society.
HIST:4275 (16A:147) History of Slavery in the U.S.A.3-4 s.h.
Origins, development; focus on labor, family, gender, community, culture, resistance; South's defense of slavery; wartime collapse, destruction of slavery. Same as AFAM:4275 (129:137).
HIST:4280 (16A:171) Women and Power in U.S. History Through the Civil War3 s.h.
American history through women's eyes; emphasis on interaction of biology, economics, politics, ideology; how traditional historical generalizations change when women's experience is considered; legal history, women's education. Same as GWSS:4280 (131:171).
HIST:4282 (16A:178) Women and Power in U.S. History Since the Civil War3 s.h.
Major events and themes in U.S. women's history from late 19th century to present; how women's experiences have differed from men's; exploration of distinct, but interconnected histories of different groups of women; changing ideals of femininity; women's experience of industrialization, immigration, depression, war, and sexual revolution; women's activism for social reform, women's rights, labor, civil rights, peace, and the New Right. Same as GWSS:4282 (131:178).
HIST:4283 (16A:173) U.S. Women's History as the History of Human Rights3-4 s.h.
History of human rights in the United States traced through the perspective of women; aspects of women's experience (social, political, intellectual) related to fundamental human rights—right to a nationality, right to life, liberty and personal security, right to freedom of movement, right to take part in the government of their country, right to own property; these and other rights specified by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948; different history of men and women enjoying these rights; how human rights have been constructed and experienced in the United States from the era of colonial settlement to present. Same as AMST:4283 (045:173), GWSS:4283 (131:173), HRTS:4283 (216:173).
HIST:4285 (16A:175) Family, Gender, and Constitutional History3 s.h.
Same as LAW:8551 (091:252).
HIST:4286 (16A:176) U.S. Legal History3 s.h.
History of the law in the United States, as it developed from era of the Revolution to present; interaction of courts and legislatures with social movements; readings on court decisions, social histories, fiction (film and prose).
HIST:4287 (16A:179) The American Legal Experience3-4 s.h.
Historical role of law in American society and its engagement with politics, social and biological science, economics. Same as LAW:8167 (091:382).
HIST:4295 (16A:187) African American History 1619-18653 s.h.
Race and African American history, from the rise of racial slavery to the Civil War; advanced course. Same as AFAM:4195 (129:170).
HIST:4296 (16A:188) African American History 1865-Present3 s.h.
African American history since Reconstruction; survey of African American politics and society from Reconstruction to present. Same as AFAM:4298 (129:187).

European History, Lower-Level Undergraduate

HIST:2465 (16E:065) Europe Since 19453 s.h.
Europe since World War II: recovery, cold war, social and economic change, global perspectives.
HIST:2920 (16E:090) Germany in the World3-4 s.h.
The Federal Republic of Germany's increasing prominence in post‑Cold War international affairs, against backdrop of 20th‑century history. Taught in English. GE: International and Global Issues. Same as GRMN:2720 (13E:120).

European History, Upper-Level Undergraduate and Graduate

HIST:3112 (16E:114) Medieval Philosophy3 s.h.
Main trends and major figures, such as Augustine and Aquinas. Requirements: sophomore or higher standing. Same as PHIL:3112 (026:112).
HIST:3151 (16E:115) Roman Law3 s.h.
Case‑based introduction to Roman law; principles of Roman law ranging from standards of evidence to trial procedures to various topics in civil and criminal law, including family law and the law of delict. Recommendations: some background in Roman history. Same as CLSA:3151 (20E:151).
HIST:3405 (16E:105) Engineering and Technology in the Ancient Mediterranean3 s.h.
Technologies developed and used in the ancient Mediterranean—primarily in Greece and Rome, also in Egypt and the Ancient Near East; agriculture and food preparation; construction and architecture; technologies related to warfare. Same as CLSA:3144 (20E:144).
HIST:3409 (16E:109) Medieval Civilization I3 s.h.
Europe from the decline of Roman empire to the eleventh century; cultural, political, economic, artistic and architectural foundations of Western civilization. Same as MDVL:3409 (162:109).
HIST:3410 (16E:110) Medieval Civilization II3 s.h.
Europe from the eleventh century to the Italian Renaissance; cultural, political, economic, artistic, and architectural foundations of Western civilization. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as MDVL:3410 (162:110).
HIST:3436 (16E:102) Food in Ancient Mediterranean Society3 s.h.
Practices and values influenced by consumption and production of food in ancient Mediterranean societies; varied topics, including methods of food production and distribution, hierarchies of status as associated with food, food and ethnic identity, food and health, food and religion; focus on classical Greek and Roman society, Egypt, the ancient Near East, and Persia. Recommendations: familiarity with Greek and Roman civilization and history. Same as CLSA:3836 (20E:136).
HIST:4400 (16E:100) The Roman Empire3 s.h.
History of Roman empire from assassination of Julius Caesar through 5th century A.D.; political, economic, cultural, and social developments from the transition to imperial power to the shift of power from west to east. Same as CLSA:4400 (20E:100).
HIST:4401 (16E:101) Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East3 s.h.
Same as CLSA:4101 (20E:101).
HIST:4403 (16E:103) Alexander the Great3 s.h.
History of Alexander the Great and the generals who succeeded him in ruling the lands he conquered; military, political, and social history. Same as CLSA:4403 (20E:132).
HIST:4404 (16E:104) The World of Ancient Greece3 s.h.
HIST:4406 (16E:106) Warfare in Ancient Mediterranean Society3 s.h.
Same as CLSA:4106 (20E:106).
HIST:4407 (16E:107) The Hellenistic World and Rome3 s.h.
Social, economic, political, intellectual history of Graeco‑Roman world, from fourth century B.C.E. to Justinian's reign. GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:4408 (16E:108) The Twelfth-Century Renaissance3 s.h.
Social, economic, intellectual, and cultural rebirth of Europe in the 12th century; Latin learning and education; developments in vernacular literature, art, architecture, new religious orders and institutions, pilgrimage and Crusade. Same as MDVL:4408 (162:108).
HIST:4411 (16E:113) Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe3 s.h.
Changes in western Europe from 300 to 1500 A.D.; feudalism, manorialism, revival of towns, heresy, women, monasticism, agricultural and commercial revolutions, Black Death. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as MDVL:4411 (162:113).
HIST:4412 (16E:117) History of the Medieval Church3 s.h.
Development of Christianity to end of great schism; rise of Roman primacy, development of monasticism, orthodox and heterodox groups. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as MDVL:4412 (162:117).
HIST:4414 (16E:129) Christianity and Empire (35-450 AD)2-3 s.h.
Introduction to major topics in history of Europe and the church; relationship between Christian message and political power as evidenced in Christian writings from Paul to St. Augustine; examination of key historical moments.
HIST:4417 (16E:111) Medieval Intellectual History 300-11503 s.h.
Philosophy, art, literature, religious culture of Europe from waning of classical intellectual modes of culture in late antiquity, to their recovery in 12th century. Same as MDVL:4417 (162:111).
HIST:4418 (16E:112) Medieval Intellectual History 1150-15003 s.h.
European philosophy, religion, literature, art from 12th‑century rise of scholasticism; their transformation in period of Copernicus, Luther. Same as MDVL:4418 (162:112).
HIST:4419 (16E:139) Ancient and Medieval Science3 s.h.
Greeks' initiation of scientific inquiry; developments in astronomy, cosmology, optics, mathematics, physics, medicine, psychology in ancient and medieval societies of Middle East, Europe. Same as MDVL:4419 (162:139).
HIST:4421 (16E:121) The Middle Ages in Film3 s.h.
How films that represent medieval events and literature may be analyzed to reveal the culture and times in which the films were made; Middle Ages and European nationalistic mythmaking as represented in film. Same as MDVL:4421 (162:121).
HIST:4423 (16E:116) Ireland in the Early Middle Ages3 s.h.
Ireland and the northern British islands 400‑1000 CE, a region of small kingdoms and thin population, lacking natural resources, far from Rome and ancient centers of Mediterranean culture; development of civilization, including monastic, legal, theological, and scholarly traditions that had a major impact on continental Europe; early medieval Irish history; introduction to the world of historical scholarship. Same as MDVL:4423 (162:116).
HIST:4426 (16E:119) Women, Power, and Society in Medieval Europe3 s.h.
Same as MDVL:4426 (162:119).
HIST:4427 (16E:125) Society and Gender in Europe 1200-17893 s.h.
Social and gender ideologies as inscribed in patterns of authority (household, church, state); ranges of human endeavor (intellectual, psychological, biological); community organization (social, economic, legal, sexual); their influence on concept of community. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as GWSS:4427 (131:181).
HIST:4428 (16E:134) Nineteenth-Century Europe3 s.h.
Political, social, economic, and cultural factors.
HIST:4431 (16E:131) Early Modern England3 s.h.
History of England from the Wars of the Roses in the 15th century to the beginning of the 18th century; religious changes of the 16th and 17th centuries, evolution of the monarchy and other political institutions during the Tudor and Stuart dynasties and the English civil war, and the transformation of England into one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations in the world.
HIST:4435 (16E:132) War and Society in Modern Europe3 s.h.
Impact of war on European societies since the French Revolution.
HIST:4438 (16E:130) Modern European Imperialism3 s.h.
Introduction to the history of European imperialism since the 18th century; major shifts in the nature of European empire examined through the Haitian Revolution, India, Australia, Congo, Algeria.
HIST:4441 (16E:141) Special Topics in European Historyarr.
European history topics of current interest (i.e., food, environment, climate, water use). Recommendations: advanced history major or beginning graduate student.
HIST:4455 (16E:123) Religious Conflict: Early-Modern Period3 s.h.
Reformation of 16th century—Lutheran, Calvinist, Radical, English; readings from major representatives of each. Same as RELS:4155 (032:154).
HIST:4460 (16E:135) Twentieth-Century Europe: The Nazi Era3 s.h.
HIST:4461 (16E:136) Twentieth-Century Europe: The Cold War and After3 s.h.
HIST:4464 (16E:143) Modern France 1789-18713 s.h.
HIST:4465 (16E:144) Modern France 1870-Present3 s.h.
HIST:4466 (16E:145) France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism3 s.h.
Long, complex history of relationship between France and Algeria since 18th century; early modern conflicts over Barbary piracy, French invasion, and colonization of Algeria in 19th century; brutal Algerian War of Independence, postcolonial migration, and ongoing war of memory over shared Franco‑Algerian history of colonization and decolonization. Taught in English. Same as FREN:4466 (009:145).
HIST:4470 (16E:146) France from 1815-Present3 s.h.
HIST:4473 (16E:155) German History 1648-19143 s.h.
History of German speaking lands 1648‑1918.
HIST:4475 (16E:156) Germany Since 1914: Weimar, Hitler, and After3-4 s.h.
Continuity, change in 20th‑century German politics, society, culture; creation, collapse of Weimar Republic; Nazism and Third Reich; East and West Germany since 1945; unification and its discontents. GE: International and Global Issues. Same as GRMN:4475 (13E:126).
HIST:4477 (16E:147) Napoleon and His Afterlives3 s.h.
Life and influence of Napoleon Bonaparte in France; Napoleon's personal background, his career during French Revolution, rise and fall of his European and global empire; examination of Emperor's global legacy, from post‑Napoleonic diplomatic settlement to spread of Napoleonic administrative and legal codes; Napoleonic legend that arose after his final defeat in 1815; weekly readings and discussions, individual research project, and participation in events being planned across campus to mark the bicentennial of Napoleon's invasion of Russia.
HIST:4484 (16E:150) Modern Britain: The Eighteenth Century3 s.h.
Great Britain from Glorious Revolution of 1688 to end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815; post‑revolution political settlement, political conflict, growth of British empire, religious dissent, evangelical revival, Industrial Revolution, American Revolution, British response to the French Revolution.
HIST:4485 (16E:151) Modern Britain: The Nineteenth Century3-4 s.h.
Great Britain 1780‑1914; evangelical revival, Industrial Revolution, growth of modern political parties, progress of political reform, scientific developments, influence of Darwin and Mill, growth of secularism, British Empire, Boer War, advent of World War I.
HIST:4486 (16E:152) Modern Britain: The Twentieth Century3 s.h.
Great Britain from Boer War to Tony Blair's political triumph; liberal revival, World War I, rise of the Labour Party, the Depression, appeasement, World War II, Labour's triumph after the war, rise of consensus politics, 1960s cultural changes, Margaret Thatcher's political ascendancy, transformation of the Labour Party under Blair.
HIST:4493 (16E:178) Soviet Union 1917-19453-4 s.h.
Revolution, foundation of Soviet Union; Leninism; major political, social, ideological developments during Stalinist period—collectivization, industrialization, terror; nationalities, foreign policy; World War II; Cold War; socialist state system. GE: Historical Perspectives.
HIST:4499 (16E:185) First World War3-4 s.h.
Social, economic, political, technological, military aspects of causes, conduct, consequences of war of 1914‑1918; fiction, contemporary documents, historical works, films.
HIST:4910 (16E:120) The Book in the Middle Ages3 s.h.
Relation of text, decoration, function, creators, and audience in different genres of medieval manuscript books 400‑1500 A.D. Same as UICB:4910 (108:182), SLIS:4910 (021:182).
HIST:4920 (16E:118) The Transition from Manuscript to Print3 s.h.
Western manuscripts and books 1200‑1600; changes in production and distribution methods and in how texts were used, in cultural context. Same as UICB:4920 (108:183), SLIS:4920 (021:258).
HIST:4978 (16E:158) Holocaust in History and Memory3 s.h.
Origins and implementation of the Holocaust; perpetrators, victims, and bystanders; impact of the Holocaust on the post‑World War II world.


HIST:6001 (016:201) First-Year Graduate Colloquium3 s.h.
Introduction to history graduate program.
HIST:6002 (016:200) History Research Methods3 s.h.
Introduction to historical research methods. Prerequisites: HIST:6001 (016:201). Requirements: first‑year history graduate standing.
HIST:6003 (016:203) History Theory and Interpretation3 s.h.
Introduction to basic theoretical approaches to historical research.
HIST:6110 (016:202) Introduction to New Media in the Humanities and Social Sciencesarr.
Use of New Media software in research, presentation, and instruction; includes HTML editors (Dreamweaver), wikis (Confluence), blogs (WordPress), collaborative mark‑up programs (CommentPress), graphics editors (Illustrator), map editors (MapPoint, ArcView), photographic editors (Photoshop), audio editors (Garage Band, Soundbooth, Audio Hijack Pro), video editors (iMovie, Premiere Pro, Photo‑To‑Movie), and animation editors (Flash); projects.
HIST:6120 (016:249) Teaching Seminar: Graduate Instructors2-3 s.h.
Issues and methods for effective history teaching at the college level.
HIST:6158 (016:258) Approaches to Teaching Global Historyarr.
Approaching history from a global or international perspective; introduction to issues; preparation for teaching courses at college level; historiographies and methodologies, problems of periodization and area divisions, syllabi on world and global history.
HIST:6410 (016:254) Teaching Proseminar2-4 s.h.
Preparation for leading undergraduate discussion sections for HIST:2401 (016:001) - HIST:2403 (016:003) Western Civilization I‑III; specific subject matter preparation similar to that offered in graduate readings courses; for first‑time graduate teaching assistants.
HIST:6475 (016:223) Seminar: Reformation Culture and Theologyarr.
Culture and theology of 16th‑century Europe. Same as RELS:6475 (032:223).
HIST:6632 (016:244) Crossing Borders Proseminararr.
Same as POLI:6632 (030:243), GEOG:6632 (044:287), ANTH:6632 (113:248), GRMN:6632 (013:260), SPAN:6903 (035:271), CINE:6632 (048:244).
HIST:6635 (016:247) Crossing Borders Seminar2-3 s.h.
Same as ENGL:6635 (008:231), POLI:6635 (030:242), GEOG:6635 (044:286), ANTH:6635 (113:247), AFAM:6635 (129:231), GRMN:6635 (013:262), SPAN:6904 (035:273), PORO:6635 (160:247), IWP:6635 (181:247), FREN:6142 (009:262), CINE:6635 (048:247), COMM:6635 (036:247).
HIST:7020 (016:277) Feminist Research Seminararr.
Feminist research methodologies; how to conduct original research, write a research proposal and research paper, and read and criticize others' work. Same as GWSS:7020 (131:204).
HIST:7101 (016:220) Research Seminararr.
Research for students in all areas of history.
HIST:7126 (016:226) Readings on the History of Human Rightsarr.
Survey of recent literature on history of human rights; development of bibliographies; readings from individual areas of interest (e.g., transitional justice, migration, gender and sexuality, labor).
HIST:7150 (016:260) Readings: Comparative Labor Historyarr.
HIST:7155 (016:221) Theories of Diaspora, Immigration, and Migrationarr.
Vexed notion of diaspora(s); challenge of understanding and writing histories of immigration and migration during modern era; exploration of central questions including difficulty of tracking things in motion—individuals, families, groups, and ever‑elusive cultural traits as they flow through local, national, and international contexts that are themselves in flux.
HIST:7160 (016:250) Global Medical History: Colonial South Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbeanarr.
How relations of power between countries affect responses to disease, delivery of public health, and development of medical understanding; focus on South Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean; global perspectives; medical colonial interactions, environmental issues and tropical medicine, indigenous systems of health; translation, co‑optation, and appropriation of medical knowledge; biomedicine and nationalism.
HIST:7175 (016:256) Theories of World Historyarr.
Macrohistorical theories of world history; can a prominent theory or combination of theories explain the social evolution of humankind over hundreds of thousands of years; how to periodize world history; does history have a direction, and if so, what direction; the future of humankind.
HIST:7190 (016:296) Individual Study: Graduatearr.
HIST:7192 (016:298) Predissertation Seminararr.
Preparing for dissertation work for students in all areas of history; thesis topic, relevant literature in the topic field, potential sources, primary research strategy, sources of research funding, research proposal; preparation for submitting applications for dissertation research fellowships and beginning of completing the thesis prospectus.
HIST:7193 (016:297) Thesisarr.
HIST:7197 (016:263) The Art and Craft of Historical Writingarr.
Focus on improving students' skills in historical writing; readings from exemplary texts, ancient to contemporary; all aspects of historical writing, from sentence composition and paragraph structure to evidence and narrative voice.
HIST:7199 (016:299) History Workshop: Theory and Interpretationarr.
HIST:7205 (016:205) Gender and Race in Nineteenth-Century U.S.arr.
Same as AFAM:7205 (129:205), GWSS:7205 (131:206).
HIST:7208 (016:207) The American Civil War in History and Memoryarr.
HIST:7212 (016:248) Seminar: Research in Race and Ethnicityarr.
HIST:7214 (016:287) Readings: African American Women's Historyarr.
Same as AFAM:7214 (129:287), GWSS:7214 (131:287).
HIST:7215 (016:224) Seminar: History of Disabilityarr.
HIST:7219 (016:219) Seminar: Gender in Nineteenth-Century United Statesarr.
HIST:7220 (016:225) Readings: History of Sexualityarr.
History of sexuality within the family, its move into the marketplace; social customs and taboos, methods of birth control and abortion, religion, medical and psychological writings, state policies. Same as GWSS:7220 (131:225).
HIST:7227 (016:227) Readings in American Environmental Historyarr.
Introduction to historiography—classic texts and recent work—in American environmental history; topics from colonial period to recent past.
HIST:7236 (016:281) Readings in Borderlands Historyarr.
Comparative borderlands; articles on diverse topics from borderland regions worldwide (main focus on U.S.-Mexico borderlands, with inclusion of European, Asian, African, and Latin American borderlands); analysis of each article for its thesis, research questions, methodology, primary sources, and weaknesses; seminar.
HIST:7241 (016:241) Readings in U.S. Social Policyarr.
History and historiography of social welfare policy, chiefly in the United States; proceeds chronologically with analysis of private and public efforts to address problems including poverty, unemployment, sickness, homelessness, and family violence.
HIST:7246 (016:246) United States in the Worldarr.
Historiographies that situate modern U.S. history in a global context; how historians study the American past beyond traditional, nation‑centered frames; transnational histories of migration, nativism and exclusion; social movements; colonial empire‑building; commercial and cultural Americanization; transfer of policy ideas; military occupations; decolonization; Cold War’s impact on social reform; post‑9/11 moment.
HIST:7251 (016:264) Seminar: Social History of the American Working Classarr.
HIST:7253 (016:265) Seminar: American Social Historyarr.
HIST:7254 (016:273) Readings in American Social Historyarr.
HIST:7255 (016:266) Readings: The Gilded Age and the Progressive Eraarr.
HIST:7256 (016:216) Topics in 19th-Century American Legal Historyarr.
Exploration of selected focus topics, may include developments in the law of the home and the law of the workplace (free labor, worker immigration, apprenticeship, indentured labor, slavery); women's legal history; land issues and various Homestead Acts; Blackstone in America; Reconstruction of the Constitution after the Civil War; The National Archives—which houses American legal historical documents—displays the phrase, "What is past is prologue;" legal history that explains how we got to the legal present and to understand what is the law, you have to know how something got to be the law. Same as LAW:9656 (091:625).
HIST:7260 (016:261) Seminar: American Colonial Historyarr.
HIST:7261 (016:262) Readings: Early American Historyarr.
HIST:7265 (016:267) Seminar: Contemporary United Statesarr.
HIST:7271 (016:278) Seminar: Research in Transnational U.S. Historyarr.
Experience framing, organizing, and carrying out an original investigation on a theme in U.S. transnational history, followed by review and discussion of drafts; opportunity to explore transnational methodologies while developing professional skills of literature review, source interpretation, and collegial critique.
HIST:7275 (016:270) Readings in the History of Women and Gender in the U.S.A.arr.
Same as GWSS:7275 (131:270).
HIST:7287 (016:284) Seminar: History of Women and Genderarr.
Opportunity to pursue research for a single paper, M.A. thesis, or doctoral dissertation in the history of women and gender in the United States; interdisciplinary and internationally comparative projects; meetings and evaluations with attention to the craft of writing.
HIST:7293 (016:253) Graduate Readings in Public Historyarr.
Overview of public history with attention to ways in which historians have engaged various publics; major theoretical constructs (memory, heritage, commemoration); public history methodologies (oral history, material culture, archival documentation); legal ethics; how history is communicated to the public; how public history sites contribute to public memory; how and why controversies emerge in public history settings; relationship between academic history and public history.
HIST:7410 (016:209) Seminar: Medieval Social and Economic Historyarr.
HIST:7411 (016:210) Readings: Medieval Womenarr.
HIST:7412 (016:217) Source Criticism for Medieval Studiesarr.
HIST:7415 (016:215) Graduate Readings: Monastic Historyarr.
History of Christian monasticism in the medieval west; the developing monastic and religious orders, nuns of those groups; tertiaries, beguines, other orthodox penitent movements from the development of Christianity to the Reformation.
HIST:7418 (016:211) Seminar: Medieval Intellectual Historyarr.
HIST:7419 (016:212) Readings: Medieval Intellectual Historyarr.
HIST:7420 (016:213) Seminar: History of Sciencearr.
HIST:7421 (016:214) Readings: Medieval and Early Modern Universitiesarr.
HIST:7422 (016:218) Medieval Latin Paleographyarr.
HIST:7428 (016:228) Seminar: Medieval Philosophyarr.
Investigation of theories of knowledge developed by medieval philosophers including Augustine, Boethius, Duns Scotus, Ockham, and Auriol.
HIST:7435 (016:233) Readings: Women, Men, and Gender in Modern Europearr.
Same as GWSS:7435 (131:233).
HIST:7440 (016:240) Readings in Modern German Historyarr.
Major problems in modern German history; historiographic debates organized thematically and proceeds chronologically from the French Revolution to the present; oral presentations and comparative essays.
HIST:7445 (016:234) Readings: Colonialism and Empire in European History3-4 s.h.
Engagement of Europeans in an immense outward expansion of people, goods, and ideas, as well as more than a few germs since 1492; exploration of some of the implications of this expansion by focusing on a selection of different colonial encounters and some legacies of European empires.
HIST:7455 (016:235) Seminar: Modern Europearr.
HIST:7456 (016:236) Readings: Modern European Historyarr.
HIST:7458 (016:239) Readings: War and Society in Modern Europearr.
Preparation, conduct, and aftermath of war; social‑historical examination; conflicts on European territory, colonial wars, and wars of decolonization, from French Revolution through late 20th century.
HIST:7460 (016:238) Readings in the History of Modern Francearr.
HIST:7505 (016:288) Readings: Latin American Historyarr.
Same as SPAN:6400 (035:247).
HIST:7535 (016:280) Readings in Latina/o Historyarr.
Introduction to major works and recent scholarship in Latina/Latino history.
HIST:7551 (016:251) Readings: Globalizing Latin American Science and Medicinearr.
Recent trends in Latin American history of science and medicine.
HIST:7589 (016:285) Readings: Gender in Latin American Historyarr.
Same as GWSS:7289 (131:285).
HIST:7606 (016:292) Readings in Chinese Historyarr.
Same as ASIA:7606 (039:258).
HIST:7622 (016:222) Readings in Modern Korean Historyarr.
Introduction to English‑language scholarly works on modern Korean history; focus on nationalist discourse, social and cultural history, and complex interactions among Koreans and Japanese within space of empire; major historiographical issues in Korean and East Asian history.
HIST:7630 (016:294) Readings: Japanese Historyarr.
Same as JPNS:7630 (39J:257).
HIST:7660 (016:295) Readings in Modern Indiaarr.
HIST:7705 (016:231) Seminar: African Historyarr.
Themes in African precolonial and modern history.
HIST:7706 (016:232) Readings in African Historyarr.
HIST:7710 (016:259) Seminar: Interpreting Oral Historiesarr.
Interpretations and methods applied by historians in various world regions to different forms of oral history, from old oral traditions to contemporary autobiographical testimony. Same as AFAM:7710 (129:259).
HIST:7805 (016:230) Readings in Middle East Historyarr.